With her hourglass figure and shiny hair, it's no surprise that the beautiful and talented Monica Bellucci got the coveted role, starring opposite Daniel Craig, in the upcoming 007 film, "Spectre." But if you ask the Italian actress about sex appeal, she says it's got nothing to do with looks.
"True sexiness is in the mind, the imagination, not in the age of the body" Bellucci told British newspaper, The Mirror. "We should not be worried about age when it comes to love and attraction." At 51, she's the oldest Bond girl -- er, woman -- and is four years older than Craig, 47.
Bellucci admits being surprised when she was contacted about the role, believing she was being asked to play M, a role previously filled by Judi Dench.
But she's now just as excited about the part as we were when we heard the news. "It’s a sign that cinema is able to take a new and more open look at mature women," Bellucci said.
Bond's love interests have traditionally been younger than him, but Bellucci challenges the stereotype. "It’s important to show that a woman at 50 can be just as interesting and attractive as a woman who is 30," she said.
Bellucci is certainly testament to that. At 51, the actress is still being offered acting roles. She insists she isn't obsessed with going to the gym or stepping on the scale, telling The Telegraph she relies on good food, drink, sex and a lot of laughter to keep herself youthful.
Seriously, the woman keeps getting hotter and hotter.
H/T The Mirror
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